Mainiature offers a playful space in which curbside junk from the surrounding area is repurposed with scraps from the nearby carpet bazaars on Danforth to create a sculptural installation doubling as a miniature golf course.

The holes are not laid out in sequential fashion as per usual, however, but are superimposed upon one other as a sort of parallel process: players playing different holes at the same time must negotiate with each other to navigate the mini golf architectural environment. In doing so, they must also negotiate their identity connection to the ball, since every ball is painted as an identical replica of the evil eye symbol.

The course itself is also a performative element, as the artist will be supplementing, rearranging, and remixing the modular elements of the sculpture throughout the duration of the installation.

Saturday, September 2, 11am – 4pm
Sunday, September 3, 12pm – 4pm


Artist: Sean Smith

BIO: Sean Smith is an artist, writer and athlete who lives in East York and has presented internationally as part of the Department of Biological Flow arts-based research collective. He was the inaugural Artist/Scholar-in-Residence at the University of Western Ontario in 2011-12, a participant at the Wood Land School residency in 2013, and one of the curators of Channel Surf, a 200km canoeing-arts journey that was one of 5 projects worldwide accepted to Project Anywhere in 2015. He is currently adjunct faculty in wearable sculpture at OCAD University and a founding member of Murmur Land Studios, an experimental field school initiative for the post-anthropocene era. | |